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Ordinance #246 - Parking After Snow

AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE PARKING OF VEHICLES ON STREETS AFTER SNOW.

WHEREAS, the City of Marion has experienced problems that delay adequate snow removal on City streets due to vehicles that are parked on City Streets after snowfall;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF MARION , SOUTH DAKOTA :

     (a) Whenever more than three inches of snow has fallen in the City of Marion it shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle upon the streets of the City for a 24-hour period following such snowfall, or until snow removal operations have been completed, whichever event shall first occur.  Such parking, if otherwise lawful, may resume on any portion of any such street on which snow removal operations have been completed. 

     (b) For purposes of this ordinance, vehicles shall mean any device in, upon, or which by, any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway, excepting devices moved by human power used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.  For purposes of this article, motor vehicles shall mean every vehicle which is self-propelled.

     (c) Vehicles in violation of this ordinance may be removed to a garage or other place of safekeeping at the direction of a law enforcement officer.  Any towing or storage charge incurred by the City in connection with such towing and storage shall be assessed against such vehicle and paid by the owner thereof as a condition for the owner to remove or to claim or recover such vehicle from the City.  In the event the vehicle was stored on City property, a storage charge of $5.00 per day shall be assessed on each vehicle and in a like manner collected from the owner of such vehicle.

    (d) No person shall remove a vehicle impounded by the City because of violation of this article until all fines, bonds, towing and storage fees have been paid to the City.

    (e) Any person violating this ordinance shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10.00, which shall be paid in addition to any other charges or fees assessed pursuant to this article.  A violation of this Section shall be a Class 2 misdemeanor.

   Dated this 1st day of December, 2003.

 

                                                                          Paul Engbrecht

                                                                          Mayor

 

ATTEST: Kari Muller

   City Finance Officer

 

FIRST READING : November 3, 2003

SECOND READING & ADOPTION: December 1, 2003

PUBLICATION: December 11, 2003

EFFECTIVE: December 31, 2003

 

 

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